Octopod

37’800.00 CHF

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Designer and Manufacturer:
MB&F / L'Epée 1839

Octopod continues MB&F's exploration of aquatic themes with an eight-leg, eight-day clock inspired by cephalopods, marine chronometers and The Abyss – blending contemporary design with kinetic sculpture and a transparent sphere filled with precision horology.

Conceived by MB&F and built by L’Epée 1839, Octopod stands or crouches thanks to its eight articulated legs.

The first thing to notice is that Octopod's transparent sphere is inspired by traditional ship chronometers. The second thing is the pulsating escapement located on its minute. Last but not least, there's the mystery of how Octopod's clockwork is suspended inside its crystalline sphere, so that it appears to be floating.

Display:
Hours, minutes and finely counter-balanced regulator mounted on minute hand.

Engine:
L’Epée in-house designed and manufactured movement
Baseplate in transparent glass, anti-reflective coating both sides
Balance frequency: 2.5 Hz / 18,000 bph
Power reserve: 8 days from single barrel
Components movement: 159 / Jewels: 19
Manual-winding: the double-depth square socket key sets time and winds movement

Body:
Frame: Stainless steel, nickel and palladium plated brass
Components (body, legs and sphere): 309

Legs:
8 legs each composed of 31 pieces
Articulation released by a button in each leg, can be locked in two positions (standing or extended)

Sphere:
360° rotation in both vertical and horizontal planes.
Two polycarbonate hemispheres.

Dimensions and weight:
Size: 28 cm long x 28 cm high (standing); 45 cm long x 22 cm high (crouching)
Weight: 4.2 kg

Octopod is available in 3 limited editions of 50 pieces each in black PVD, blue PVD, and palladium (silver).

 

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